“Good afternoon all the way from Manila.
I’m Timothy Buipe 27 years of age, I have been playing Rugby League since I was in high School in Papua New Guinea (PNG). I always play Center # 3.
I came to the Philippines to study, and enrolled at Adamson University in 2013 and was studying Customs Administration. Due to a financial set back with sponsors I withdrew from studies and started a small computer shop with my Filipina girlfriend here at Pasay City.
Philippines, Batangas City, Date: 06/12/2015
In August 2013 Papua New Guinea (PNG) students studying in many of the two dozen Colleges and Universities in the province of Batangas in the Philippines, were missing playing “The Greatest Game of All”; Rugby League, so they created the Batangueno Mandirigmas (Batangas Warriors) Rugby League team. So PNG students spread across these Colleges and Universities could play the game.
Photo Credit: Reynaldo Nery
November 9, 2019, a day to remember when Rugby League history was made on several occasions in Baler, Aurora Philippines.
Rugby League history was made in the Philippines on the 25th June. With Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) Development and Coaching Officer Tom Simpson and fellow PNRL board member, David Perry and their local coaching assistants Harold Aguilo and Edmond Brocoy conducted their first training session, with the Merchant Marine Cadets of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) in San Narciso.
By Reynaldo Nery, Photo: Rez Phillips breaking through to score a try for the Tamaraws (Credit: SOURA)
Saturday 19th of October, will go down in the Philippines Rugby League history books for a number reasons, not just for fielding 3 teams against a proud Rugby League nation, but for the bravery and commitment from players, not only representing themselves, but their families and a proud passionate nation.
The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) team the PAL Tamaraws go into the 2nd Rugby League Asian Cup at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines on October 21, with a very different side to the one that won the inaugural Asian Cup in Thailand in 2012.
By Erick Elefante, Date: 29/1/13
The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) has selected 45 Filipino-heritage players to represent 3 Philippines teams at the Cabramatta International 9s on the 2nd February:
By Erick Elefante, Date: 12/8/13
The weekend warriors - the Park Rugby League or Park Footie players are the unsung heroes of the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) national side the PAL Tamaraws. For without them the Philippines would not have a competitive International Rugby League team, such early on in its formation.
2017 is one of many first for the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) and it all begins in the opening months of January and February.